Esperance seniors to put on weekend of entertainment

Shades of Blue will have its opening night on May 10 at the Bijou Theatre. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Shades of Blue will have its opening night on May 10 at the Bijou Theatre. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Brand new Esperance Seniors Recreational Council variety concert, Shades of Blue, is set to entertain scores of locals at the Bijou Theatre.

The Esperance Seniors Recreational Council show will have its opening night on Friday, May 10 from 7:30pm, with two matinees on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12 at 2pm.

Shades of Blue producer Lyn Penketh said the production was a dream of director Shirley Clark.

The show features blues songs from the American Deep South, with series of skits to break up the numbers.

Mrs Penketh said the concert would be entertaining for all ages.

"Whenever we all get together it's fun," she said.

"We might all be over the age of 55, but we do it voluntarily because we love doing it."

Sets on the stage are being painted by BOICO, who Mrs Penketh said had been "excellent".

The senior performers are being supported by pianists Emma Starcevich and Tim Holland, musical director Maggie Tolman and choreographer Fiona Ryan.

Mrs Penketh thanked Bob Walker for creating the banners, which are now hanging outside of the theatre.

Mrs Penketh said the cast had been rehearsing since February, with some cast members having performed in every Super Trouper production over the last 16 years.

Tickets are on sale from tomorrow, April 23, at the Senior Citizens Centre between 10am and 4pm and at the Bijou Theatre on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. Tickets are $15 each.